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Responsible Pet Ownership

 Based on how we are with our pets, most of us are already responsible pet owners. 

This seemed like a good opportunity to review our best pet parent practices and enhance and improve where the opportunity presents itself. Check out this list to make sure you are doing all you can do to be a responsible pet owner as well as have a great cooperative relationship with your pets, your family and the environment.


  1. Love your pet unconditionally. Most of us do that already. Just remember to do it on all occasions. The following are good ways to show your pet you really care because you love them.
  2. Visit your veterinarian for a yearly check-up. The general rule of thumb is like humans: all pets should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.Think of it as routine maintenance for your pet. Preventative is different and may require more visits.
  3. Spay and neuter your pet.  According to statistics, it is estimated that 10 million animals enter animal shelters every year. The reason: a lot of unwanted pets. A big part of the solution is being sure they are spayed and neutered. According to some reports, 79% of people do NOT know when to spay their pets. Call our Greensborough Veterinary Hospital on 9435 3333 for advise on the best time.
  4. Plan for emergencies. No one expects emergencies, but they do happen. If you plan, you will be more prepared.
  5. Clean up after your pet. It’s important for many reasons.
  6. Travel safely when you leave town with your pet.